Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : unity vulnerability (USN-2303-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that in certain circumstances Unity failed to
successfully grab the keyboard when switching to the lock screen. A
local attacker could possibly use this issue to run commands, and
unlock the current session.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected unity package.

Risk factor :


Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 76961 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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